Hwang Jung-eum’s New Love
On December 8, 2015, according to The Fact, Hwang Jung-eum was caught on a date with Lee Young-Don. Lee Young-Don is a representative and former pro golfer for the Japanese Golf Tour Organization (JGTO) and is a CEO of a golf management company in Japan. He is known to have learned to golf directly from Tiger Woods’s coach, Hank Haney. He started his golf career in 1999 and graduated from Seoul National University. He made his official debut as a pro golfer in 2006 when he joined the Korea Professional Golfers’ Association. He is a son of Geoahm Steel Co., Ltd’s CEO, and he is currently working at the company, according to Chosun News. He is four years older than Hwang Jung-eum.
A representative of Hwang Jung-Eum’s agency stated that Hwang Jung-Eum started seeing someone she met through her friend actress Han Seol-ah after she broke up with Kim Yong-jun, and they met through actress Han Seol-ah. According to The Fact, on December 2, 2015, the two were spotted having a special dinner at a famous restaurant to celebrate his birthday. Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don were seen saying goodbye to Chef Lee Yeon-bok in front of his restaurant Mok Ran. The two were quite open about their relationship even with many people around. And, they held hands as they walked to a wine bar.
After The Fact reported the dating news, Hwang Jung-eum’s agency CJeS Entertainment quickly confirmed their dating and stated on December 8, 2015, “It′s true that actress Hwang Jung Eum has begun dating a good person whom she met through an acquaintance. As much as Hwang Jung-Eum has received love as an actress this year, we ask for your consideration so that she may also have a happy winter personally. And, aside from the above statement, we can′t say more as it concerns the actress′s private life so, once again, we ask for your understanding,“.
Kim Yong-jun’s Dating After Hwang Jung-eum
Meanwhile, following Hwang Jung-eum’s official dating announcement, her ex-boyfriend Kim Yong-jun had his own dating announcement, too. On December 8, 2015, he revealed he was in a relationship with a non-celebrity who was rumored to be a company staff member. The representative of Kim Yong-jun’s agency told the media, “After talking to Kim Yong-Jun himself, we have found out that he recently started dating a non-celebrity woman younger than him. It is a personal issue so it is difficult to share any details. The two are dating well,“.
However, it was later revealed that he was dating model-turned-actress Park Hye-won. On December 9, 2015, through a telephone conversation with Sports Kyunghyang, a representative of Kim Yong-jun’s agency confirmed that Kim Yong-jun and Park Hye-won had reportedly been dating for six months, “It is true that Kim Yong-jun’s girlfriend is Park Hye-won. She is not currently active as a celebrity, and we do not know about her future plans in the industry.” It is said that he brought her to the studio when preparing for his album that was released in August 2015 and that she attended SG Wannabe’s concerts.
The couple first caught people’s attention when they uploaded similar photos from the same places on their personal Instagram accounts. At the time, Park Hye-won was a stage name for Park Ye-seul, but she later switched to promoting under her real name, as reported by Soompi.